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To file Louisiana divorce papers, either spouse must have been a resident of the state for a minimum of one year. There is a 180 day waiting period before a divorce will be granted.
The no-fault grounds for divorce in Louisiana are:
The fault grounds for divorce in Louisiana include, but are not limited to:
In Louisiana, joint custody is presumed to be in the best interests of the child. Joint custody retains both parents’ decision-making rights pertaining to the child's development.
Louisiana courts will consider factors including, but not limited to:
Unless special circumstances are present, the courts calculate child support based on the official child support guidelines. Child support will continue until the child reaches adulthood, and may be extended through his or her secondary education.
Louisiana divorce forms may be filed in the petitioner’s or respondent’s county of residence.
Before or after Louisiana divorce forms are filed, either or both of the parties may file for mediation. The Louisiana courts may order a couple to mediation to resolve child custody issues.